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ii. the first pope to resigned in hundreds of years. reporters in rome are working that story right now. preparing the very latest coming up on "good morning america." for more, that cruise ship stuck at sea. >> its thousands of stranded passengers won't get home before wednesday. they are living with limited power and water. we have just learned finally the toilets are working. thank god for small favors. >> the ship is waiting for a tugboat to arrive in the next few hours. here's abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: there are over 4200 people aboard the carnival triumph, adrift about 100 miles off the yucatan peninsula. if fire erupted in one of the engine rooms earlier. >> carnival called me to tell me that there was a problem. that there was a fire in the engine room. and that the fire was contained. that everything was all okay.
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they have no running water. >> reporter: while emergency generators are providing some electricity, the ship has no propulsion. now, basically, a 100,000 ton cork. carnival has said no one is hurt and there is plenty of food. but has urged guests to congregate in common areas and on the decks. a tugboat has been dispatched to ship to tow the 900-foot boat back to land in case its engineers can't fix the problem. matt gutman, abc news, miami. >> we'll have the latest on the fate of the "triumph" later on. on "gma." but we move on now to another story. wild weather ripping through six states from texas to alabama. >> those severe storms triggered as many as 15 tornadoes, including an especially destructive one near hattiesburg, mississippi. the ominous twister was captured on cell phone video as it descended on the town, as well
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as the university of southern mississippi. >> it touched down around 6:00 in the evening. it damaged hundreds of homes and ripped the roof off a building on campus. many trees were snapped in half and scattered around the streets. more than a dozen people were injured. but good news here. no reports of any fatalities. and hundreds of miles to the north, drivers across the upper midwest are facing a treacherous morning commute after getting clobbered by a foot of snow and freezing rain. hundreds of cars crashed on slick highways yesterday. blowing snow created near-whiteout conditions in duluth. and several cities declared know emergencies, including minneapolis and st. paul. also snowplows and shovels are still working nonstop this morning to clean up from that monster blizzard that pummeled the northeast over the weekend. >> hamden, connecticut, is buried under 40 inches of snow. take a look at this incredible photo from nearby trumbull, what one woman saw as she opened her front door. abc's tahman bradley has the
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latest. >> reporter: this morning, cleanup continues across the northeast. it will take days to recover from this massive blizzard. >> it's horrible. when you do shovel your driveway, the plows come and put the snow back on to the driveway. >> reporter: utility crews are working around the clock to restore power to those left in the cold and dark. >> we have no power, no heat, no electricity, no nothing. >> reporter: clearing snow-filled roads has been a difficult task. an army of plows worked on the long island expressway. one of new york's busiest. at the height of the storm, some drivers had to abandon their cars. others spent the night on the roadway. >> i got through the night starting the car every 40 minutes, getting some heat. >> reporter: driving bans put in place across the region during the storm have been lifted. for many, it doesn't matter. snow has buried cars. >> what i'm going through at this moment is like hell. i work in a nursing home in brooklyn. i had to tell them i cannot come in to work. the snow is high like a
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mountain. >> reporter: in boston, school is closed today. >> we opened several community centers for kids to go to and parents, if they want, free of charge. >> reporter: northeast airports are operating close to normal schedules. over 5,000 flights were canceled at the height of the storm. this monster blizzard, that brought some of the highest accumulations ever recorded, is blamed for at least 15 deaths in the northeast and canada. the governor of massachusetts says it could have been so much worse. >> considering the severity of the storm, the amount of snow and the wind, we have come through this pretty well. >> reporter: today's forecast calls for warmer temperatures and rain. but there's a new worry. some roofs, already filled with snow, may not be able to withstand the extra weight. tahman bradley, abc news. >> what a tough weekend for so many folks in this part of the country. let's take a look now at today's forecast. the rain that tahman mentioned stretches all the way to the carolinas. also, some freezing rain in new england. blustery with leftover snow in minnesota and michigan. thunderstorms from houston to georgia. evening snow from the rockies to the texas panhandle.
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>> mostly 60s from dallas to atlanta. 40s in the northeast. 20s in the twin cities and salt lake city. an alarming story overnight. get ready for more hackers of u.s. computer systems. the intelligence community reportedly believes that the united states is the target of a massive cyber espionage campaign. the goal is to gain a economic competitive edge. a newspaper says china is the main threat. coming up after the break -- >> city on edge. >> the manhunt is heating up overnight. later, the pulse. the college students that snuck into the super bowl and filmed the whole thing.
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welcome back, everybody. gas prices, keep rising. the national average this morning is $3.58 a gallon, up seven cents in the past week and 27 cents in the past month. u.s. oil production is booming rite now. but oil futures are also rising. that's because of distribution problems in the u.s. l.a. is at the highest, $4.10 a gallon. a merge between american airlines and u.s. air ways is pekted this week. they would have 6500 flights day, and nine major hubs. it would be known as american airlines. but it would be run by the ceo
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of u.s. airways. the economy should shift into higher gear this year, but not right way. economists say consumer spending will be held back by government spending cuts and increased payroll tax. the fastest economic growth if three years, with unemployment falling and new jobs created. identity they have stole its way to the top of the box office. the comedy stars melissa mccarthy as a free-spending woman who destroys jason bateman's finances. warm bodies was second with $11.5 million. and side effects hat $10 million. major distillery is meeting demand by watering down its booze. it cannot produce mark's mark bourbon fast enough to meet demand. they'll lower it from 90 proof to 84. an official says it will taste
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the same and it's better than not being able to get the expensive bourbon at all. >> i'm a little disappointed in you, maker's mark. coming up next on this monday, revisiting the penn state scandal. the paterno family begins a campaign to restore the legacy of joe pa. ands the party time in the big easy. we'll be back. hey, there's a photo booth. come on! okay. okay, we gotta time this just right. okay. ready... mm-hmm. happy valentine's day. [ female announcer ] the charmed memories collection at kay jewelers. each charm is hand-crafted in italy and with hundreds of charms to choose from, the possibilities are endless. turn your special moments into charmed memories. one more reason kay is the number one jewelry store in america. ready... [ camera flash ] ♪ every kiss begins with kay
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hd 8 another look now at the massive tornado, one of a reported 15 that have ripped through the south. cell phone cameras captured the powerful twister as it closed in on hattiesburg, mississippi. for the morning road conditions. slick roads from new england to the carolinas and along the gulf
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coast. a snowy ride around the dakotas. if you're flying today, airport delays are possible in new orleans, houston, atlanta, philly, new york, boston, and minneapolis. now to the search for former lapd officer and suspected killer christopher dorner. the lapd is spending special protection units to protect certain officers and their families. >> reporter: a tip on the possible sighting of former lapd officer christopher dorner led police to evacuate this lowe's on sunday. no sign of the suspected killer. now police are banding together to offer an incentive. >> collectively this group, led by my office, is posting a reward of $1 million for information that leads to mr. dorner's capture. >> reporter: the reward is high
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because the stakes are high. >> every dhat dorner is loose, the likelihood of an attack, on either a uniformed police officer, or family of a police officer, is likely. >> reporter: police suspect the 33-year-old fugitive in a week-long reign of terror that left three people dead. in an onlynn manifesto, he promised war against the police and their families. >> if there is anything to what he says or anything new in what he brings up in his manifesto, we'll deal with it. we'll deal with it in a public way. >> reporter: police say they found camping gear and weapons in his burned out pup truk in the ski town of big bear. the size of the search party was downsized because the trail went cold. he's former mill care, a marksman and familiar with law
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enforcement tactics and techniques. the 34-year-old police officer killed in thursday's shooting will be buried in river said on wednesday. the widow of former penn state football coach joe paterno is coming out in defense of her husband. she says she was physically ill after hearing the sexual abuse allegations against former assistant coach jerry sandusky. she deanies her husband helped cover up hsandusky's crimes to keep the football program going. american skier lindsey vonn's surgeon expecting her to make a full recovery after last week's wipeout in austria. she underwent surgery yesterday to repair torn knee ligaments. she also broke a bone in her leg. when the associated press
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men's basketball poll comes out today it's likely to have a new number one for the sixth straight week. i'm hakem dermish with your "sportscenter" update. the nuggets and celtics working triple overtime. denver's won nine straight, boston, six straight. 92-92. we're going overtime. under 30 seconds left in o.t., green knox down the three. tied at 99-99. under ten seconds left, pierce with the three, tied at 107-107. then, jason terry for three. the celtics win in triple overtime, 118-114. they've won seven in a row. a monster matchup in miami. lebron and the heat hosting kobe and the lakers. final seconds of the third quarter. lebron misses but gets it back and drains the three ball. heat up.
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fourth quarter, up to lebron. lebron james, 12 for 18 from the floor, finished with 32 points. he becomes the third flair nba history to score at least 30 points and shoot at least 60% from the field in five straight games. heat win it, 107-97. that's your "sportscenter" update. i'm hakem dermish. have great day. carnival season in new orleans is reaching the home stretch. plenty of parades. >> they were tossing the beads from elaborately designed floats yesterday. more today. two more parades, all ending on mardi gras. >> new orleans is a hard town to move away from, particularly this time of the year. it's hard not to be there. >> you visit often. >> i do. coming up next, "the pulse." we'll recap music's big night. plus, did any celebs ignore
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♪ tonight we are young well, how's that for a start to "the pulse" this morning. that is the song of the year, we are young, by the new york city-based group, fun. they were big winners at the grammys last night. >> they took home the best new artist grammy. some of the other winners last night, album of the year, mumford & sons for their album
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basketball. and gotye, somebody that i used to know won for best record. >> one of the most talked about performances this morning the justin timberlake himself. ♪ ♪ baby if we don't mind all the watching ♪ >> new track, suit, and tie, with jay-z and pusher love. in a performance broadcast in retro black and white. he sounds great as always. >> jennifer lopez chose to ignore the warning about not showing too much skin. she wore a shoulderer-bearing gown. i read the memo, she joked. >> i had no problem with that. no problem with it at all. some rules are meant to be broken. also, katy perry was taking a fashion risk in this seafoam
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green creation. it also showed off her svelte figure. it was inpyred by a 1970s era priscilla presley. >> that is a beautiful dress. >> yes, they are. >> it's a nice dress. everything was talking about what carrie underwood was wearing around her neck. $31 million worth of juls. she was practically dripping in dimsd. she was quick to share it was a necklace on loan. >> a lot of loot. not only justin bieber not nominated for a grammy. a youstream session he launched at the same time as the ceremonies crashed. >> things went better for the biebs on saturday night. he was the host and musical guest on "snl." he apologized for recently getting caught for smoking marijuana.
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and finally, two guys showing up the security operation at the super bowl. this one is no laughing matter. >> with video cameras strapped to their heads, we see the two students from savannah state university work their way into the super bowl. along the way, they tell guards they're making a documentary. without credential, they wind up in the stadium. the video is raising questions about how they were allowed in. the power outage and then the security breach. what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. i hate getting up in the morning. i love bread.
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>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> 4:28. good morning, it is now monday. thanks for joining us. >> pope benedict said he is resigning as leader of the catholic faith. >> st. peter's square, cardinals will convene to elect a new
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pope. amy is live at the cathedral in san francisco with the latest. amy? >> it happened at 2:00 a.m., our time, so, safe to say a lost catholics in san francisco have not heard yet. they will not be alone if their shock. a spokesman says even they were caught by surprise. here is video of the announcement made this morning. this is the pope making the announcement in latin, pope benedict xvi saying he will resign february 28 because of his deteriorating health. the pope is 85. he says he had to recognize "my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry," the first pope to resign since 1415, that is why this is a bit shocking to everyone around the world. pope benedict was elected in 2005, formally known as cardinal joseph ratzinger.
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the vatican will be able to elect a new pope by march because they do not have to observe the traditional mourning time that follows the death of a pope. this is breaking news, just happening, i have reached out to the spokesman for the diocese in san francisco to get a reaction. i have not heard. we will keep trying. stay with us throughout the broadcast. reporting live if san francisco for abc7 news. >> no doubt there will be strock reaction. stay with abc7 for continuing coverage on the resignation of pope benedict xvi, breaking news from overnight with the newest information at abc7 we will tweet immediate updates on twitter. >> now out the door with a check on the weather forecast. >> any changes from yesterday? >> a few changes. it is cooler this morning. the frost is possible again.
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here is the radar and the sat light, live doppler 7 hd showing you how dry it is. we will take a look at the temperatures. you will be able to see we are running above frosty levels in all of our reporting stations but you can get in the subdivisions in the east bay and we do have frost. mid-to-upper 30's this. we have upper 30's around redwood city and half moon bay and san jose at 38. and low-to-mid 30's around oakland and san francisco and antioch and fairfield. today, we are going to start off with a quiet morning, 33 degrees to 46 around san francisco, we will have a little bit warmer temperatures this afternoon, 58 to 64. it will be clear and cool tonight at 40 to 50 degrees. sue? >> we go now to hair with -- had with an accident and c.h.p. is headed to the

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